Dental Crowns Riverhead, Roslyn and Nesconset, NY

Dentists will use a dental crown for restorative purposes, like root canal treatment. However, they can use them for cosmetic reasons as well! These restorations play an important role in maintaining your dental health over time. They can repair and strengthen a tooth with a crack in it, straighten the look of crooked teeth, and fix large cavities.

Dental crowns can even support a dental bridge on either side! We customize our dental crowns to your smile by covering the entire tooth like a cap for seamless results. Continue reading to learn more about the available dental crowns near you.

Custom Dental Crowns in Long Island, NY

Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop, or Dr. Caesar will create a custom dental crown that looks and feels like your natural tooth. We will recommend the most appropriate type of dental crown for your oral health and cosmetic needs.

We suggest using a porcelain or ceramic crown for the most durable and aesthetically pleasing result. Our dentists color-match dental crowns so that they blend seamlessly with your smile for beautiful results.

Common Uses for A Dental Crown:

  • After root canal therapy.
  • To protect a tooth with a large tooth cavity.
  • To repair a broken tooth or cracked tooth.
  • To improve the appearance of a crooked tooth or misshaped tooth.
  • To cover a stained tooth or discolored teeth that won’t respond to professional teeth whitening.
  • To close gaps between teeth.
  • To lengthen teeth or improve a “gummy smile”.
  • Other cosmetic dentistry goals.

Our dental care team will recommend a dental crown when necessary to restore your dental health or address a cosmetic concern. The dental crown process involves a couple of visits to either our Riverhead or Roslyn dental office locations.

The Dental Crown Process

Though it takes place in several steps, the process for dental crowns is quite simple. The first step is a consultation with one of our dentists. Then, we prepare your mouth and place a temporary crown. Lastly is the final placement of the new permanent crown.

Step 1: Consultation and evaluation. Our dentists will first perform a comprehensive consultation and exam to determine if dental crowns are right for you. They will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw joints to diagnose your condition.

Then they will prepare custom treatment options and a treatment plan. The plan will address your oral health concerns, and your cosmetic goals.

Step 2: Preparation of your teeth. Next, our dentist will prepare your tooth structure for the dental crown. Here they will remove old fillings or old crowns to create a solid foundation for the new porcelain dental crown.

We will also take digital impressions of your affected tooth that is receiving the dental crown and the neighboring teeth. To ensure proper fit and placement. We will send the impressions to a dental lab where they will use them to fabricate your new custom dental crown.

In most cases, our dentist will place a temporary crown to provide protection while we wait for the dental lab. Temporary tooth crowns typically consist of dental resin.

Step 3: Final dental crown placement. The last step is the final placement of the new permanent crown. Our dentist will check the porcelain dental crown for fit and comfort and make sure you are happy with the fit. Next, we will permanently bond your new dental crown to the tooth.

Lastly, we will gently polish the new crown to create a smooth surface and natural luster. You can almost immediately use your new crown after leaving our office. Our dental crown treatment will complement or enhance your natural smile!

Implant-supported Crown

Your dentist at Bella Smiles can use an implant-supported dental crown to replace a single missing tooth. This is an option for patients who are missing a tooth and want a more permanent replacement option. The traditional method to replace a tooth is with a dental bridge. Your dentist would have to degrade two healthy adjacent teeth to accommodate the bridge.

By utilizing an implant to secure the crown, there is no need to harm healthy teeth. An implant is a titanium metal screw that your dentist will surgically place in the jaw bone. It will create a firm base for the crown and will actually replace the missing tooth root.

The implant post stimulates healthy bone cell growth too. This will prevent premature bone loss in your jaw as you age.

The surgical implantation of the metal post will take place in the comforts of our Riverhead, Roslyn, or Nesconset dental office. This will require about three to six months of healing time allowing the post to fuse with the surrounding jaw bone.

Next, we will place a small piece we call an abutment on top of the implant post. The final piece is the custom dental crown that will replace the missing tooth. The crown will be so lifelike that you will think it’s your natural teeth.

Dental Crown FAQs

Can I replace my old metal crown or tooth cap?

Yes! Many patients visit Bella Smiles to replace metal crowns, broken or worn dental crowns, and tooth caps. Replacing dental crowns is a simple procedure that can provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your smile. We replace metal crowns with porcelain dental crowns.

Is the dental crown procedure painful?

We take steps to minimize any pain during the dental crown procedure and ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. It is common to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 to 3 days after treatment.

How much does a dental crown cost?

Dental crown costs vary because of the type of crown material and the specific condition of the patient. Before we begin treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We offer affordable dental crowns and convenient payment options, including financing for qualified patients.

Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation

Learn more about the restorative and cosmetic dental treatments available at Bella Smiles. Schedule a visit to our Roslyn, Riverhead, or Nesconset dental offices today. Give us a call to find damaged teeth treatment options, and other services to improve your dental health. We welcome new patients and provide the highest standard of care for your needs.